News Archive - September 2017

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For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pfeiffer University among the Best Universities in the South. The yearly report ranks colleges and universities from across and country and by regions.

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Water: Safety and Supply

-- Using Emerging Technology to Update and Repair Water Infrastructure --

Water. So basic and so necessary, but a steady supply of safe drinking water could be at risk. Storms, floods, contamination, cyber-attacks, and terrorism are just some of the things that threaten our safe, potent water supply.

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Over the past weekend, the Pfeiffer family gathered on campus for Homecoming 2017, with over 500 alumni and guests attending events on Friday evening and all day Saturday. The “Falcons in Wonderland,” theme transformed campus and created an exciting celebration of Pfeiffer’s traditions, as well as its future.

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Together, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pfeiffer University announce they are bringing Greek life to the college campus, which is located in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

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Pfeiffer University announces it has enrolled the largest undergraduate class in over 30 years and increased incoming graduate students by 65 percent. The undergraduate freshman class increase grew by 29 percent compared to last year’s class and overall undergraduate enrollment increased by 4 percent.

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A new book is raising funds for the family of former Pfeiffer University student Dalton Edwards, who is battling hepatocellular carcinoma. Statesville Free News recently announced the publication of A Warrior's Life: The Dalton Edwards Story, a book chronicling the Statesville teen's nearly four-year battle with cancer.

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Rick Thames had no way to predict the current events he would cover as a journalist, but he was ready to face them. Pfeiffer made the difference, he told students at our opening convocation this year.

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To prepare for the impact of Hurricane Irma, Pfeiffer University officials are monitoring the path and strength of the storm as it approaches the southeast United States. Although the storm’s strength is expected to be weakened, there is still a possibility of flooding, power outages and wind damage.